Arts and Culture

Thank you eternally, Mme Sobukwe
Thank you eternally, Mme Sobukwe
For the month of August, the Friday pages are focusing on women in South African history, from the women of the Federation of South African Womento...
​A gender violence robot, seriously?
​A gender violence robot, seriously?
On August 1, thousands of women took part in #TheTotalShutdown march to the Union Buildings. Despite having announced it weeks in advance, the ANC...
​Enigmatic Michael K stripped
​Enigmatic Michael K stripped
Ever since taking up literature studies at the University of Witwatersrand in the late 1990s, author Nthikeng Mohlele has read JM Coetzee’s...
​Katz makes a jump from her mattress
​Katz makes a jump from her mattress
The Palais de Tokyo in Paris is hosting an exhibition of work by Bronwyn Katz. This is the artist’s first international solo exhibition since two...
Liberation’s forgotten foot soldiers
Liberation’s forgotten foot soldiers
The Women’s March of 1956 is often framed as a singular moment of women’s resistance and participation in the politics of apartheid South...
Jabu Nadia Newman's exhibition asks what’s in a name?
Jabu Nadia Newman's exhibition asks what’s in a name?
Cape Town-based photographer and filmmaker Jabu Nadia Newman (23) has a keen focus on the politics of identity and how its various complexities...
Portrait of Ben Sharpa - O' Kaptin My Kaptin - as a young man
Portrait of Ben Sharpa - O' Kaptin My Kaptin - as a young man
“I go as far back being a 14-year-old, bumping into him at Le Club, shortly before it moved to Rippingtons. It was a Saturday afternoon and he...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Arundhati Roy in South Africa: The author of Booker prize-winning novel The God of Small Things, as well as The...
Punishing rapists isn’t good enough
Punishing rapists isn’t good enough
I got a text from a male friend yesterday. “I apologise for the shit men out there, me included. All men are fucked and I’m disgusted at times...
Nomvo 'Poqokazi' Booi, a mother of the struggle
Nomvo 'Poqokazi' Booi, a mother of the struggle
Mam’Nomvo “Poqokazi” Booi was the first woman to be imprisoned for matters linked to the armed struggle against apartheid. That was in 1962...
Educate and respect your audience, says Clara Nzima
Educate and respect your audience, says Clara Nzima
‘When I started in 1983, the SABC was very male dominated," says Clara Nzima, who has recently retired as head of channel at SABC 1. She...

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